Rhode Island School of Design leads 'Stir Copenhagen: Design, Culture + Your Senses' ten-day summer workshop

25 March 2010
Providence (United States) - This summer, Rhode Island School of Design's Stephanie Grey will host 'Stir Copenhagen: Design, Culture + Your Senses', an immersive ten-day workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Providence (United States) - This summer, Rhode Island School of Design's Stephanie Grey will host 'Stir Copenhagen: Design, Culture + Your Senses', an immersive ten-day workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. Students and professionals interested in attending this workshop from 9-19 July 2010 should register before 14 May.

About the workshop

To stir means to provoke, to evoke strong feelings in, to rouse to activity.

Invigorate your design process in Copenhagen this summer and participate in an intensive, ten-day, sensory-based design workshop. Immerse yourself in Danish design, history and culture from an insider's perspective and discover how a passion for creating exceptional design is woven into the fabric that forms Denmark.

Students in this course tour the studios of notable Danish designers and gain insight into their thought processes, visit historic architectural sites, tour museums, bike through the cobbled city streets as the natives do, and take day trips to scenic parts of the country.

Your point of view is found through your senses as you focus on taste, texture, smell, sight and sound as a means to connect with your surroundings. You are introduced to the topic of the senses and design through readings, discussions and exercises that yield innovative approaches to design concepts.

A sensory-based design process guides you as you record the happenings of the city and the nuances of the culture. This process helps expand personal awareness, and as a visual communicator, helps broaden and strengthen your design skills and gain the tools necessary to invite full sensory participation into your design work. Each student creates a final process notebook, which serves as a tangible method of creating and can be used for a lifetime of generating work.

This course - led by Stephanie Grey (MFA GD'04), a Boston-based graphic designer who has lived, worked and taught design in Denmark - challenges your current methods of creating (and experiencing the world) and helps stir, invigorate and add value to your design communication, products and experiences.

View the description and registration information on the RISD Summer Study Abroad website.

Or visit: http://stircenter.com



For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Grey
Boston, United States
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